NuForce (http://www.nuforce.com) has released the US$299 Dia, a digital audio converter (DAC) and amplifier for home audio/visual and streaming devices. It’s an all-in-one solution for consumers looking to access high-quality audio from their favorite A/V components such as TVs, DVD, Blu-Ray, and more.
Users can connect their electronics to Dia through its optical or coaxial digital inputs. Then Dia’s high-performance 24W stereo power amplifier and audiophile-grade sound card drives sound through your existing speakers and subwoofer
Dia is a compact way to improve audio from existing home electronic devices, including Apple TV and AirPort Express, says NuForce CEO Jason Lim. It bypasses the internal built-in digital-to-analog converters found in most A/V equipment and performs that function separately, he adds.
NuForce’s Dia can be used in a multitude of combinations. For example, consumers can connect their flat screen TV’s digital audio output to the Dia and then add a pair of high-quality speakers, including a subwoofer. This offers high-performance stereo sound without having to set up a home-theater receiver, says Lim. Users can also connect any wireless media streaming device, such as AirPort Express and Apple TV, to form a AirPlay system.